Thursday, February 16, 2006

My Social Scene is Broken

But at least I have managed to make a few good friends here and see some good music now and then. It seems my goal is not only taking advantage of traveling opportunities this year but also of good live music. I took Bri along with me last night to see Broken Social Scene, a band from Canada that I have been following for a few years since they released their first album You Forgot in People and they have now released a second, self-titled album. I teased her that it was our Valentine's date since we have both once again found ourselves single in the last month or so (although I refuse to believe in that Hallmark holiday- I secretly wish for admiring cards). What can I say, except best live performance I've seen in sometime. My only disappointment is that I did not get a hug from the primary male singer during his rounds (There's like ten of them in the band and they all do all sorts of stuff, hence the word primary and not lead.). If you have not heard of them- LISTEN! If they come to your town- SEE THEM! If you have any music taste at all- YOU WILL LOVE THEM!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Kadialy rocks my soul

Finally made it to the MAC tonight. It's a center in Birmingham that has loads of various exhibitions, films and performances. One of those fabulous community type centers that only certain folks appreciate when they want to avoid the lastest trance crap at the local clubs and the latest shoot-em-up movie at the local cinema. I went to see Kadialy Kouyate tonight, a musician from Senegal which I had written in my book to go see for over a month now. I was very happy I did. I was mesmerized by his kora playing and was entranced by his singing. I would highly reccommend checking him out. I have his solo album seen on the link I bought that night, but hope to find his album with Fimber Bravo soon and start exploring this music more.